Friday, 11 January 2008
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This is the last project we've been working on for NAMM. It's a little brother to the Afterburner. There are a few details to be worked out and financing to be sourced but the goal is to put this into production at a really attractive street price.
13 years ago
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Well, if you've narrowed the name down to one, it looks like you've made a choice! It looks nice; simple, but purely Dingwall. Do you plan on having a natural top as one of the available finishes?
13 years ago
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[quote="guitarded":2sgdb699]I've been thinking about the production colors for this bass, and I think candy lime green would be killer. It's [i:2sgdb699]the[/i:2sgdb699] color I associate with Dingwalls, that and WPB. Sheldon said it's a bitch to paint CLG, but it's the color I would choose for my budget AB. I'd love to see a rendition of that, Jjango. Mark[/quote:2sgdb699] I think I read somewhere on another forum that green basses just don't sell. They are more of a forum regular thing rather than a widely demanded colour. It is kind-of cool though...
13 years ago
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[quote="Smallmouth_Bass":2oxet9sh]Well, if you've narrowed the name down to one, it looks like you've made a choice! It looks nice; simple, but purely Dingwall. Do you plan on having a natural top as one of the available finishes?[/quote:2oxet9sh] Yes, very nice. What body wood is that, Sheldon? I hope we can get a fretless version of this...eventually. Mark
13 years ago
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Beautiful. I like it. 8) What pre did you go with Sheldon?
13 years ago
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Very classy. And it really screams DINGWALL!!! Did I say I like it? Not yet? Well, I do like it a lot
13 years ago
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I'll buy five, says Fullie! ;) EG
13 years ago
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I can't explain why, I like the shape of the body even more in the photo than in the illustrations. I notice you went with 24 frets - a nice bonus.
13 years ago
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I think you've really got a winner there Sheldon, congratulations.
13 years ago
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[quote="evilgus":3avjdpqf]I'll buy five, says Fullie! ;) EG[/quote:3avjdpqf] They sure look tempting. I'll resist for another week before I give in 8)
13 years ago
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Does it have an African mahogany neck too?
13 years ago
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I wonder why this model needs the hold down button on the E and A strings? Aren't the head stock and tuners tilted and modified to not need this, or is it a snafu in the reference picture?
13 years ago
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Someone should probably also change the title of this topic since we have a name for the model, so that it's no longer mistaken for a low budget afterburner.
13 years ago
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[quote="bassplayinbill":2276qklt]I wonder why this model needs the hold down button on the E and A strings? Aren't the head stock and tuners tilted and modified to not need this, or is it a snafu in the reference picture?[/quote:2276qklt] I think those are standard tuners so they're regular height.
13 years ago
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lovely looking, If I have the pennies at any point a fiver to keep my sixer company would be lovely, in black me thinks. I would have named it the pre-burner though
13 years ago
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Sheldon what about "Dingwall Fan Blade". Pun intended 8)
13 years ago
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Will it be available by Christmas? Mark
13 years ago
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[quote="Dingbat":3ap6mt3v]I can't explain why, I like the shape of the body even more in the photo than in the illustrations. I notice you went with 24 frets - a nice bonus.[/quote:3ap6mt3v]Maybe because the colour, grain and sheen of the wood is soooo nice, it really shows off the body shape! Not to mention that fingerboard looks more like a Prima/Artist-level board, almost like Rose of the Mountain with some sapwood stain through it... EG
13 years ago
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[quote="evilgus":3bcrvqrx][quote="Dingbat":3bcrvqrx]I can't explain why, I like the shape of the body even more in the photo than in the illustrations. I notice you went with 24 frets - a nice bonus.[/quote:3bcrvqrx]Maybe because the colour, grain and sheen of the wood is soooo nice, it really shows off the body shape! Not to mention that fingerboard looks more like a Prima/Artist-level board, almost like Rose of the Mountain with some sapwood stain through it... EG[/quote:3bcrvqrx] The top horn of the Combustion has a more graceful curve that does not turn back on itself when it reaches the neck (compared to the illustration). The whole body is the perfect blending of the Afterburner shape with the traditional Fender shape. I like this shape more than the Z's and Primas. I also think the shape of the standard Afterburner has reached perfection. The curve from the top horn to the bottom horn is perfect. It resembles a Rickenbacker
13 years ago
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So, Sheldon/Dingwall Sales, sounds like you've worked out your financing, which is fab. I've sat around several nights thinking about calling about investing. Your believers are strong believers... What's the latest thinking on price point?
13 years ago
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Combustion is a great name. It invokes the "Afterburner" by the merest of inference, and it also suggests that this is the place that will fan the flames for those who are just being introduced to the Dingwall line. Its just about perfect for the bass. I think it has the well thought out design I've come to expect from the Shop and has its own personality. Its got some slightly edgy lines, but sticks fairly close to 'traditional' as well. I don't think this bass will 'scare' anyone! I personally LIKE chrome hardware, had it been an option when I ordered my Z, I probably would have gone that way. If I could have done the brushed steel/chrome look I would be all for it.
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